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Emergency Dentistry – Farmington, MI

We Accommodate Dental Emergencies Fast

Just like any other emergency, dental emergencies only seem to pop up at the worst possible times, and they usually include quite a bit of pain as well. If you or a loved one find yourselves dealing with a dental injury or a severe toothache, you can always turn to Monet Aesthetic Dentistry to get the fast and professional care that you need. We’re capable of handling dental emergencies much better than your local emergency room, and we’ll also change our schedule to see you as quickly as possible. Just give us a call, and we’ll take care of the rest!

Exceptional Qualifications & Experience

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When patients are in need of dental emergency care, Dr. Metzger is the clear choice in the Farmington community. She is committed to pursuing lifelong education and offering her patients the latest dental methods and technologies available today – this means that you and your family can expect to receive care that is comfortable, precise, and as minimally invasive as possible. Plus, her expertise in cosmetic dentistry enables her to restore broken or lost teeth in ways that not only improve oral health, but help patients maintain a strong sense of self-confidence as well.

Dental Accidents & Facial Trauma

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If you find yourself dealing with a broken or knocked out tooth, the very first thing you should do is call Monet Aesthetic Dentistry. It’s very possible for a dislodged tooth to be placed back into the mouth, but there is a very brief time window where this is possible. Before you can make it to our office, make sure you recover the tooth, gently rinse it with warm water, and attempt to place it back into its original socket. If this isn’t possible, put it in a container of milk or saltwater until you can reach our office.

Dental Emergencies Due to Oral Care Neglect

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A large amount of pain felt in one tooth is often the result of a serious infection deep within the dental pulp, and without treatment, the tooth will likely need to be extracted. However, if you come in to Monet Aesthetic Dentistry right away, we may be able to save the tooth.

If you’re dealing with a severe toothache, give us a call, and then gently floss around the tooth to make sure nothing is stuck next to it and causing the pain. To help with any discomfort or swelling, you can place a cold compress on the face or take an OTC medicine.

Emergency Dental Care At-Home

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If you are unable to reach our office right away for assistance, here are some helpful tips for how to stabilize your condition in the interim:

  • For a toothache, try rinsing your mouth and flossing to rule out the possibility of some stray debris/food causing the pain. Although it is fine to take a painkiller while you wait for further treatment, do NOT touch it directly to the tooth or gum surfaces.
  • For a broken tooth, collect any large fragments and hold a cold compress against your cheek to reduce swelling.
  • For a knocked-out tooth, try placing the tooth back into its original socket. If this can’t be accomplished, hold it in a container of milk or your own saliva. Do NOT wait to contact Dr. Metzger right away for further assistance.

Unparalleled Emergency Convenience

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At Monet Aesthetic Dentistry, you will never have to worry about waiting days or weeks to receive the dental emergency care they desperately need. We accommodate patients of record on the same day as their initial call and will find a time to see new patients as soon as our schedule allows it. Dr. Metzger’s number is available on our after-hours voicemail message as well – please don’t hesitate to contact her directly if you are experiencing a severe dental injury and/or pain. We are here to help when you need us!

Emergency Dentistry FAQs

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When a dental emergency strikes, the first thing that many of us do is panic. After all, most people don’t have much experience dealing with a situation like this. However, it’s crucial that you remain calm and call your dentist in Farmington right away. From there, we can schedule a same-day appointment to get your oral health back on track. While you’re waiting for your appointment, it may help to read through this list of frequently asked questions about emergency dentistry.

What’s Considered a True Dental Emergency?

The first thing that many patients say when they call us with a dental emergency is something like, “I’m not really sure whether this counts as an emergency.” Here are a few signs that you need urgent dental care:

How Can I Manage the Pain?

One of the most effective ways to relieve pain until your appointment is to hold a cold compress to your cheek for 10 minutes on, then 10 minutes off. You could also take over-the-counter pain medication as needed. However, just because you can manage the pain at home doesn’t mean you shouldn’t also seek treatment with us. Ignoring the problem could cause it to worsen in the long run.

When Should I Go to the Hospital?

While our team can handle the vast majority of oral health problems, some issues require immediate medical care. For any of the following, go to your nearest emergency room or urgent care clinic:

After you’ve been stabilized, you can give us a call for any dental work that may be needed afterward.

How Can I Prevent Dental Emergencies?

Although dental emergencies aren’t always preventable, you can lower their chances of occurring by: